On June 21, 2020, a formal notice from Legacy Coalition was delivered to Imperium diplomats, requesting the dissolution of the long-standing Non-Invasive Pact between the two coalitions. The NIP, which has been in place since April 2017, has been a defining aspect of Nullsec space ever since LegacyCo moved to the South following the Casino War.
Vily’s original post announcing the move on Legacy forums was swiftly leaked to r/eve, and a screengrab of that post can be seen here. The text of the announcement reads as follows:
‘The Die is cast’
As of a short time ago, the following message was passed to the Imperium diplomat.
“At this time, we feel that it is in the best interest of both parties that our mutual NIP come to an END. Due to the conflict you are currently involved in and because of our history of cooperation and friendship I am proposing the NIP to end on the date of July the fifth to allow you two weeks to fortify your borders or any areas you feel would require it. If you intend to end the NIP before that time we will understand. “
This will represent an end to our historic relationship and a massive change in the dynamics of the global politics of EVE-Online. This might not be in our best interest on paper, but regardless of the desire for safety, security and peace many have, there must also be conflict. We may all die in a ball of fire or we may engage in the greatest of victories imaginable. Whatever happens it will be interesting, dynamic, vibrant and exciting.
Provided they choose to continue the NIP for the remaining two weeks, you will have time to make arrangements and krab in preparation for the events this will likely lead into. When the NIP ends we will likely being retaking areas that have been denied us for the last few years and there will certainly be conflict and blood over it. You WILL respect the NIP until such time as it ends or is ended for us. While there will be no shortage of animosity towards us today we will carry ourselves with class and professionalism.
Be on the lookout for pings about move ops, we will have a lot of moving to do both of your own ships and alliance cache ships. Other than that, just continue to crab and get ready for July 5th.
You are the new TEST, welcome to the new age.
The Mittani has since confirmed to the members of the Imperium that Imperium diplomats have received notice about the end of the NIP, and that the Imperium should be preparing for a significant invasion of Delve once the NIP formally concludes.
This is a developing situation, and of course INN will keep you all updated as this situation progresses.